The duo, who are ecstatic about the release of their controversial film "Padmaavat", have sent out their love to the fans. In this box office analysis we take a look at the opening day collections of Padmaavatwhile comparing the same to the collections of Ranveer Singh's previous releases. For Ranveer, whose previous best opening day records were for "Gunday" (Rs 16.12 crore net) and "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (Rs 16 crore net), playing a merciless anti-hero Alauddin Khilji was a gamble".
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film, which was originally titled "Padmavati", got mired in controversy as soon as the filmmaker started shooting for the project and things took an ugly turn after the first trailer of the movie was released previous year.More news: South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down
Bollywood's most controversy Film 'Padmaavat (Padmavati)' starring Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone, finally released on January 25. He believes that a peaceful release could have enabled the movie to touch Rs 40 crore on Friday. Trade is of the opinion that had there been no commotion, the first day numbers could have been more than Rs 30 crore. However, despite limited screenings, the film earned an estimated ₹5 crore in paid previews on Wednesday. Film is suffering about a fractured release and could not get theaters in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan. In an official statement, makers of the film said, "We are humbled by the response we have received for Padmaavat". Over 1 million Indians have already watched the film and occupancy levels for shows are very strong across more than 4000 screens with most running house-full.
Outfits such as the Karni Sena and the All India Brajmandal Kshatriya Rajput Mahasabha put bounties on the actor and director's heads and asked for a nationwide ban on the film.